Join us in welcoming Funders for LGBTQ Issues' 2020 cohort of board members.
Our staff and board have been hard at work preparing for a smooth transition since Ben Francisco Maulbeck announced his plans to step down as President of Funders for LGBTQ issues . Click here to read more.
There is still time to contribute - the deadline has been extended until Friday 2/28! How is Funders for LGBTQ Issues meeting your expectations as a philanthropy-serving organization? Where could we improve?
In the photo above L yle Matthew Kan presenting at the Fundraising from Foundations: What You Should Know About Philanthropy session at Creating Change.
In the photo above Policy Research Forum panelist from left to right: Lady Masopeh, Baruch College; Cristina Balboa, Baruch College (CNSM); John Casey, Baruch College (CNSM); Celine Yip, Nonprofit New York; Chai Jindasurat, Nonprofit New York; Jess Cavagnero, SeaChange Capital Partners; Andrew Wallace, Funders for LGBTQ Issues.
  • Early this month, Andrew Wallace participated as a panelist in a session highlighting research on the nonprofit sector in New York City at Nonprofit New York.

  • Kristina Wertz & Alex Lee facilitated an interactive training on LGBTQ Inclusiveness at the Kresge Foundation.

  • Also in February, Andrew Wallace and Lyle Matthew Kan attended the Research & Data Sharing Working Group for CHANGE Philanthropy in Washington, DC.
And these are just the highlights! Stay tuned for more updates from our network in action in the next edition of Q Notes!

Inside Philanthropy explores the philanthropic contributions of the Pritzker family.

MAP’s new  LGBTQ Policy Spotlight: Mapping LGBTQ Equality: 2010-2020 explores the current legal status of LGBTQ people and tallies nearly 40 LGBTQ-related laws and policies across the country.

The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health has released its third annual report cataloging the Trump Administration's anti-LGBTQIA+ actions.

New sentence: "The report finds that $651 million in HIV-related philanthropic funding was disbursed in 2018.


The Johnson Family Foundation LGBTQ Mental Health initiative at centerlink awards grants to LGBTQ centers in seven states.

Borealis Philanthropy Transforming Movements Fund announced the Fund has awarded $800,000 in renewal grants to eight grassroots organizations led by young, queers and trans leaders.

The California Wellness Foundation announced $24.2 million in recent grants awarded, including LGBTQ grantees such as Equality California, Horizons Foundation, and Funders for LGBTQ Issues.

Horizons Foundation funding program: Community Issues, supports the LGBTQ community in all nine counties of the SF Bay Area across broad funding areas.

Over $300,000 to support leaders that include students, shelter residents, immigrants, domestic workers, LGBTQ youth, tenants, and public school parents.


The Ms. Foundation for Women
Application Deadline is April 17

The 49 Fund
Ongoing Application Deadline

The New York Foundation
Application Deadline is March 2

Campaign for Southern Equality
Ongoing Application Deadline

Annette Lanjouw
Annette Lanjouw was recently named Chief Executive Officer of the Arcus Foundation. Congratulations on your new role, Annette!
Ana María Enríquez
Ana M aría Enríquez was recently appointed to Executive Director of Human Rights Funders Network. Congratulations on your appointment, Ana María!
Thomas Nichols
Thomas Nichols was recently promoted to Chief Operating Office at the Arcus Foundation. Congratulations on your promotion, Thomas!
Cynthia Nimmo
Cynthia Nimmo is stepping down from her role as President and CEO of the Women’s Funding Network. Thank you for your bold leadership, Cynthia!
Steph Perkins
Steph Perkins recently joined The Gill Foundation as a Program Officer. Congrats on this new role Steph!
Cindy Rizzo
Cindy Rizzo was recently named Vice President of the Social Justice Program at Arcus Foundation. Congratulations on your new role, Cindy!
Erick R. Stegman
Erick R. Stegman was recently named Executive Director of Native Americans in Philanthropy. Congratulations on your new role, Erick!
Edgar Villanueva
Edgar Villanueva was recently named Senior Vice President of Programs and Advocacy at the Schott Foundation. Congratulations on your new role, Edgar!
Foundation for a Just Society
(New York, NY)

The California Wellness Foundation
(Los Angeles, CA)

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
(New York, NY)

The California Wellness Foundation
(Los Angeles, CA)

Council on Foundations (COF)
(Washington, DC)

Rickke Mananzala, Chair (Borealis Philanthropy)
Cynthia Renfro, Vice Chair (Civis Consulting, LLC)
Kristine Stallone, Treasurer (Philanthropic Consultant)
Rye Young, Secretary (Philanthropic Consultant)
Karen Appelbaum (Northwest Area Foundation)
Namita Chad (Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice)
Alfredo Cruz (Philanthropic Consultant)
Paulina Helm-Hernandez (Foundation for Just Society)
Kelli King-Jackson (The Simmons Foundation)
Jason McGill (Philanthropic Consultant)
William (Bill) Smith (Santa Fe Community Foundation)
Beatriz "Bia" Vieira (The Women's Foundation of California)
Judy Yu (Wellspring Philanthropic Fund)
Ben Francisco Maulbeck
Lyle Matthew Kan
Vice President Of Research & Communications
Marvin Webb
Vice President Of Finance & Administration
Kristina Wertz
Vice President Of Engagement & Philanthropic Outreach
Rebecca Wisotsky
National Director Of Philanthropic Outreach
Alexander Lee
Project Director, Grantmakers United For Trans Communities
Chantelle Fisher-borne
Project Director, Out In The South Initiative
Andrew Wallace
Director of Research & Communications
April Bethea
Development & Membership Associate
Luis Rey Ramirez
Research & Communications Associate
Nicole Fernandes
Executive & Operations Assistant
American Jewish World Service
Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Arcus Foundation
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Baltimore Community Foundation
Borealis Philanthropy
Boston Foundation
California Wellness Foundation
Civil Rights Defenders
Cleveland Foundation
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Community Foundation of Northeast Florida
Con Alma Health Foundation
Cornerstone Capital Group
Cream City Foundation
David Bohnett Foundation
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Edward W. Hazen Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Ford Foundation
Foundation for a Just Society
Foundation for the Carolinas
Gay Community Endowment Fund
Gilead Sciences
Gilmour-Jirgens Fund
Groundswell Fund
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Henry van Ameringen Foundation
Horizons Foundation
James Irvine Foundation
Johnson Family Foundation
Kicking Assets Fund
Kresge Foundation
Laughing Gull Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
Libra Foundation
MacArthur Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
Mukti Fund
Nathan Cummings Foundation
NEO Philanthropy
New York Women's Foundation
North Star Fund
Northwest Area Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Our Fund, Inc.
Overbrook Foundation
Pacific Foundation Services, LLC
PFund Foundation
Philadelphia Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
Pride Foundation
Proteus Fund, Inc.
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Rosenberg Foundation
Santa Fe Community Foundation
Simmons Foundation
Small Change Foundation
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Stonewall Community Foundation
Surdna Foundation
The California Endowment
The Colorado Health Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Palette Fund
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Third Wave Fund
Tides Foundation
Trans Justice Funding Project
Washington Grantmakers AIDS Partnership
Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Wild Geese Foundation
William Blair
Women's Foundation of California